Category: social media


  • Remembering Susie

    Obituary originally posted here. Photo slideshow: https://www.tributeslides.com/embed/CFSIFRAM/dem10727/11m61217470d60e0 Obituary May 14, 1946 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 75) Susie Elizabeth Duncan Sexton, 75, of Columbia City, IN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 6, 2021, at her home. Born on May 14, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roy and Edna (Lewis) Duncan, who, in her words, […]

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  • In a Sense…a Broad!

    As I consider myself nothing nor nobody more than Peter Sellers in Being There or at my liveliest as Inspector Clousseau, it is difficult to make “Susie” sound interesting? I am proudest of being the Mother of Roy, whom I consider the person I would most wish to be. I grew up in a very […]

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  • This review thrills me so!

    Thanks so much!! New three star review for Secrets of an Old Typewriter: “It was an enjoyable read! Something to curl up on the front porch and enjoy a crisp fall morning with. Not overly complicated, but engrossing enough to keep me captivated page after page. Would recommend to friends!”—Melissa McIntyre, librarian at New Mexico […]

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  • Wow! Do I love this! New review from Amazon.com

    “A 50’s view of today’s world” – October 6, 2011 By Martin L. Davis II This review is from: Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Stories from a Smart and Sassy Small Town Girl (Kindle Edition) A child of the 1940’s and ’50’s, Sexton aptly describes her autobiographical stories as ‘sassy.’ She visits various topics as […]

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  • Bringing texty back (with apologies to Justin Timberlake)

    With my modem (“moe-DEM”) taking a powder and my computer consequently on the fritz, I have resorted to texting. Thought this exchange with my son was fairly amusing (typos preserved for artistic effect!)… Susie: Gee rebooted umpteen times still no go sometimes forty eight pop ups that send receive errors happened whaaaa Roy: I am […]

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  • Blue Bell Memories

    rom the Secret Columbia City page on Facebook… Sue Eberhard Kobuki: “Does anyone remember the Blue Bell factory? I worked there during the summer to earn money for my first car.” Thomas Steiner: “Yes, I sure do remember the Blue Bell factory.” Annette Melvin: “My Dad used to work there.” Vicki Meier Bigger: “Started working […]

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  • Sharing a Fabulous Blog Entry from Facebook Pal Norman Buckley

    My note to Norman: “oh, so glad i read this…wondering how in the world i chatted with youabout animals a few minutes ago and employed the word ‘surreal’ withouthaving first read this beauty. ‘the irrational juxtaposition of images’ maybe more rational than we think? but ‘irrational’ a tad more fun than‘rational’ probably…at my most rational […]

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  • no fiction allowed cuz “truth is stranger…!”

    I wrote a book loaded with observations and several itemized challenged beliefs which I hold dear despite all odds. The result? A story of a life, from “once upon a time…to happily ever after”…a few genuine scars earned along the way. Starring family, classmates, friends, historical figures, rites of passage, heartaches, holiday festivities, animals, politicians, […]

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  • The Dachshund & The Pink Pig (thx to Pat Heinbaugh for sending!)

    Check out the photos here… This Dachshund is fostering this little guy for another mom who couldn’t take care of him. He had his eyes closed, but now they are open. He is just a little bigger than her other pups. She loves this little guy as much as the other puppies and she is nursing […]

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  • this link is vital… Squawk Back! Helping Animals When Others Can’t …Or Won’t

    this link is vital… the world has become so incredibly crass about animal welfare that it is indeed frightening…violence toward animals is either totally ignorant (my husband’s vote) or just damned mean (my vote)… please invite your friends who care to join us here, as this presidential election seems to be heading toward resolution of this very […]

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  • In our sphere…a couple of near and dear animal causes

    Facebook pal Tyler Chase gave me the supreme compliment, “Good thing you are in our sphere, Susie. Not many really care or have the compassion to speak out. Susie rocks!” Thank you so much, Tyler! Here are links to a couple of causes near and dear to my heart and the responses I sent them… […]

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  • this is how I use facebook…

    this is how I use facebook…cross-posting, sharing, convincing, and caring… please help these beautiful, eager, haunted, expressive orphans who have been photographed, to link US at our keyboards in various locations with their stories and contact information. take 5 seconds to click onto their “life-line” photographs which then fills monitors with contact information…be sure to […]

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  • because i pursued her trail, i saved her life…

    I thought this exchange was so important and worth sharing in its entirety…it ain’t easy…but it is worth it…something wonderful may be around the corner…or someone like our zelda! yes, someone like zelda! (not to mention friends like Mary Beth, Madeleine, Diane, Dee, Tierra, Edward, and Becki!) Here is the exchange… Susie Sexton: what a hateful […]

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  • …and now for a word from our sponsor…

    do me a favor? love nature and the environment and all the animals of the world. when that happens, we are all happy people…thus, it is a win/win all the way around…and this month learn to GO VEGAN…thanks for stopping to think and to love and to care and to empathize and to recommend an […]

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  • Other musings…

    last night, i posted a status where i borrowed some excellent words from a lady on a string of a young euthanized dog…i do not want to engage in the posting of the many many tragedies but how do we get the great apathetic middle zone of humans to stop and care and help to […]

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  • thank you for the lives you save…and the hearts you calm

    i am sad part of every day and have become a different person since learning to cherish all living beings… and to be as brave as i can for their rights to live…but i do cry daily…i used to look away…now i look at social media posts that a rugged cowboy would wince at and […]

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  • deleting can be fun…and when i myself get deleted i always consider the source and their lack of good taste!

    [inspired by a heartfelt post about Facebook that was written by my good, kind, gracious friend Paul Clifford Schrade…] oh, how i agree about the trivial aspects of the “social” network…as i have never been a “social” animal! ;D your poetic offerings have boosted my morale more than you know, paul…and your animal advocacy keeps me in […]

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  • i choose nature. we can learn from Her!

    hey, i love you people — and thanks for sharing dreams, jokes, souls, kind words, deep thoughts, and ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHS…LIFE HAPPENS HERE! ♥!!!!! we do good stuff…yep~! the present is our present (gift)…we never look away…we stop to help in real time. you folks inspire me daily! our time is never wasted. ♥!!!! …i would […]

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  • some thoughts from a full night of facebooking…

    …time to be educating our youth that caring is not unmanly…that peaceful coexistence is not uncool…this is serious stuff. amazing that this is not an outrage to more people. time to step in and step up and educate…this is just plain mean and cruel and what many, many of us regard as a sin. no […]

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  • when we love life we love it all…no compartmentalizing

    thanks to good friend Cynthia DeVoe for these marvelous quotes: “Life is life – whether in a cat or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.” ~ Sri Aurobindo “Animals, like humans, suffer emotionally. We must strive […]

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  • ….isn’t that the best?

    wrote the below in response to my wonderful friend Pamela Wainwright- Herrera who was able to use Facebook to help get a sweet pup adopted… ….isn’t that the best? you should be really proud of those accomplishments on behalf of these precious ones we love so much. i am thrilled you and i are friends… […]

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  • best i could today….

    i done did the very best i could today–posting “orphans’ ” faces and facts on grand display!hoping somebody cares and adopts a dear “friend”,leading the way to a fantastic, happy trend~!“let us empty every cage…” ♥ =^..^-

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  • their hearts are lumps of coal?

    on facebook right now, my profile pic is of a 6 month old skinny little pup who was killed today in a shelter that has an 80% slaughter rate…c’mon, world, we have got to stop this sadness and madness NOW…please help in any way you possibly can if only to sensitize others to this second […]

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  • i want this on my tombstone…

    about facebook… i try my best…what is neat about these homeless/shelter animal posts on facebook is most of them contain the “share” word…and we don’t have to stand on our heads and click the photo to get to that “share” word…i love that. and i do know how to spell “join”, too. thanks to my […]

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  • golly! I am dead serious.

    In response to this New Yorker article – click here – on pig-farming in my home state (and China?!?)…just down the road from where we live … this article is beautifully written…i read it loud to some folks tonight…I believe this intelligent writer thinks that these people here in Indiana are not only greedy but also quite nuts and […]

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  • A share is a prayer

    Thanks to Deb Patterson and Senior Life for running this piece by yours truly dedicated to Northeast Indiana 1950s classic kids’ TV icons “Carol and Corkie” – you can read the original piece at this link and enjoy the scanned copy here … https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/5801756-homeward-angle-one-from-the-heart–to-carol-corkie-wherever-they-ma a share is a prayer…a kind baby step in a world […]

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  • but I am happy to help change the picture

    enjoy this video … Thank you for making a world of difference for animals in 2014 I’m not in the mood for facebook vanity these days. too much sadness in the world to read about cakes and interior decorating and trips and me, me, me… oh, how this post from rabbi otis by way of good […]

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  • It is just amazing to observe and very frustrating.

    Query: Who can explain small towns to me? Kat Kelly-Heinzelman: “They are places where everyone knows everyone and what you’re doing, even when it is supposed to be a secret. LOL. How is that for an explanation?” Laura Reed: “Inbox me with what you would like to know … Do you live in the same […]

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  • Where is Erin Brockovich when we need her?

    Having been overloaded with grief and sadness as to lack of humane treatment provided for — and victimization of — other species as well as startled at a barrage of cruel and hurtful words aimed at innocents, I remembered my friendship with ELIZABETH LEAN and her work to nurture animals at death’s door and to […]

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  • Accidental selfies

    I simply adore THE GOOD WIFE…WHERE have I been for the past six years? Oh, yeah…very damned busy. Time to smell the roses and get caught up with living life as it is meant to be lived. Yep…starting with getting caught up with THE GOOD WIFE. But first … is it possible that I finally […]

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  • Signed: Ms. Lonelyhearts

    Why do aging ex-marines wish to be my friends on Facebook? Do we have love of animals in common? Mutual Facebook pals? Nope. These blokes are always “widowed” or “divorced,” so I may still have my charms when all is said and done? What fabulous news … I guess? Still a mystery. And maybe the […]

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  • “Be your own person, be independent.”

    I hate hate hate computers. For nearly a week, this contraption has been behaving in such a nutty fashion I am ready to throw it out the window. And finally file all of the paperwork I have generated for the past decade. Oh, and this 2016 election? Also taxing any patience I have left! Other […]

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  • “We have met the enemy and he is us.” My world. As I see it.

    I saw my motion light go on a couple of months ago and wondered if I needed to save a cat? I prowled around on the porch and came face to face with a huge opossum climbing into a pillowed porch chair. I left him/her alone! I go nowhere ever? Ah, well! Facebook is my […]

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  • Nomadland. A movie. A review. A life.

    Wow, does this beautiful, dreary, metaphorical, meaningful film resonate for days and days after viewing carefully. Nomadland. Mesmerizing, sad, hopeful … no matter what age bracket / demographic crap you happen to be categorized within. If you are very very fortunate, you will live at least until your 70s in this troubled yet fascinating earth […]

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  • Susie Sexton rhymes yet again!

    “People” news so enticing But animals the icing! Sorry to say they need us To help them reap their justice. Congrats, humans so happy! ADOPT A PET THOUGH…AND MAKE ITSNAPPY!!! (please, oh please?) ♥!!! P.S. i do not eat green eggs and ham, and i do not care who is jennifer aniston’s new boyfriend, damn! […]

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  • Here I Do Be…

    HERE I DO BE POSTING THESE SWEET SOULS ASKING THAT ALL WHO CAN MIGHT HELP WITH GOALS– STOP THE DEATHS AND RELEASE THESE ANGELS ALL! CLICK “SHARE”, FOSTER, E-MAIL, ADOPT OR CALL! …JOIN US DAILY, IF FOR EVEN ONE SEC! LET’S DO WHAT WE CAN? WHY NOT? WHAT THE HECK? THANKS FOR CARING, SHARING AND […]

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  • Exeunt

    START THE REVOLUTION WITHOUT ME!!!!!Don’t leave me a note…“I’ll be gone,” she wrote!Save lives while I’m gone.In our “Must Care Zone”Known as Facebook land ·…Where hearts take a stand As we “cross-post”, “share” In our “active” prayer. Thanks for your friendship. Goin’ on a trip.

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  • A Poem to Share…

    a poem: some facebookers do not like this sweet “share”. well, bite me cuz i don’t really much care! when PUSH comes to LOVE, why it’s good to SHOVE sweet faces onto monitors all … so save lives by making a cell call.

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  • A SLAVE TO INVENTION…OR CONVENTION?

    “C’mon, Mom! Join me as we explore 21st century.”I jumped on that horse to become trendy and adventure-y.Still own no ice-maker, never travel, and drive an old car,But e-mail, texting, face-booking hitch my wagon to a star. Friends at home and abroad and alternative life-styles fill days.Cultures outside our own glitter and differ and show […]

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  • Of Sound Bites & Sentence Fragments

    Communication cries out, “Resuscitation, please!”  And why have (those remaining) journalists as well as essayists begun to “affect” sentence fragments?  (But such a phenomenon may annoy only this reader?)  All literature seems a casualty of word-wars and kindles by now.  Which leads me to reveal my grief regarding the demise of possibly the only viable […]

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  • Susie, In a Sense…a Broad! 

    As I consider myself nothing nor nobody more than Peter Sellers in Being There or at my liveliest as Inspector Clousseau, it is difficult to make “Susie” sound interesting?  I am proudest of being the Mother of Roy, whom I consider the person I would most wish to be.  I grew up in a very […]

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  • A life richly lived and appropriately, effusively celebrated –  Ball State University honors Susie Duncan Sexton

    From Roy: “I couldn’t be prouder of my mom Susie Duncan Sexton. This article is from The Ball State University Honors College alumni magazine. The author Olivia Power captured my mom’s spirit and soul. This is a beauty, and Olivia wove all of the threads of my mom’s life – her writing, her books, her advocacy, […]

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  • REVEALING FACEBOOK STATUS POSTINGS GREET 2010: A Short Collection of the Best, Myself Among Others

    Why do “bleeding hearts” suggest driving poor lost souls to counseling…when we are all DRIVEN to counseling every day by–each other? Ba rum pum! What a news day: Mark McGwire=steroids (big shock?), Sarah Palin=Fox News commentator (“fair and balanced”?), Simon Cowell=leaving American Idol (“pitchy” singers relieved?) Didn’t ever think I’d see a news day in […]

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  • THE GAME OF LIFE? NO CONTEST! My Attempt at CATharsis — Meow! =^..^=

    “Gentlemen, start your engines!”  Seriously, if I qualified as a gentleman, I would refuse to start my engine.  Not unlike Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, Katharine Hepburn, or Sacheen Littlefeather, with regard to races and/or contests and/or competitions, I am a non-believer.  Fighting others to win laurels is an unattractive, pointless endeavor and significant maybe only […]

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  • … A Life in MEMES

    I now think in memes. Computer life has completely overtaken my brain in our new Orwellian culture. What’s a meme you ask? According to Wikipedia (does anyone own … or edit … REAL encyclopedias anymore?!?): “A meme (/ m iː m / MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within […]

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  • “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” — Navigating in a Sea of Zombies

    “Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.” “The technology available for film-making now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it’s all in the story.” “It’s an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.” ~ Robert Redford Linked […]

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  • Subject: a need so impossible?

    sometimes lives can intersect.  often hearts and minds connect.  (not to be too circumspect) internet travels spark fun. street corner chats once were done. communication begun!  either format much the same. human to human the game. face to face? laughter the aim!  therapeutic screen to screen. type language to those unseen. instructive but never mean. […]

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  • A Love Story…starring Jack and Zelda

    “Some people don’t understand why we help animals in need.  We don’t understand why they wonder.”  – Lucky Dog Rescue Blog “Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a love can be?”  Well, now… that assignment is easy as pie!  Most folks who rrrreally know and understand me realize that I […]

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  • Headed Toward an iPADDED Cell?

    Headed toward an iPADDED cell — Carly Simon’s VAIN fresh new HELL! Intervention’s around the bend. Let’s admit defeat, friend to friend. Facing each other in real time, Oh, abandon the “pantomime”! Technology’s fun and quicker, But we’re too drunk on THIS liquor? All that I ever required of a clunky old manual typewriter and […]

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  • Snoopy’s Revelations of Dark & Stormy Days & Nights

    Snapping string beans, husking corn, repositioning sprinklers, washing cars, scrubbing dogs, and watering geraniums leisurely fill afternoons assuring that summer’s a fixture as sun-beams dapple lush green lawns.  Aromas of newly mown grass blend with exhaust fumes of motorcycles.  Flower beds and clay pots offer up every vibrant hue found in rainbows.  Outdoorsiness’s charm and […]

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  • Star-Struck Among the Notorious, the Rich, the Famous and the Legendary

    Facebook’s “applications” run the gamut from Mafia Wars and Texas Hold ‘Em through responses to provocative quizzes resulting in “totally accurate” personal profiles all the way to exchanging of mixed drinks, pumping bling-blinged-up hearts, cuddly stuffed toy animals, smiles, hugs, or pearls of wisdom. In the wee hours of the morning, not one of us […]

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  • A Handful of Keys

    My souvenir “themed” bracelet, purchased from a Biltmore gift shop. seemed inspired.  Each time I clasped the darned thing onto my wrist, I surely might review our recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina, to tour Thomas Wolfe’s boyhood home or the spot where Zelda Fitzgerald burned to death in an asylum, as well as the […]

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